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Estrogen is used to treat estrogen deficiency symptoms in women after menopause. It is also used as hormone replacement therapy in women who have had their womb/uterus removed (hysterectomy) and are at increased risk of developing osteoporosis (fragile bones)

How it works

Estrogen is the primary female sex hormone that, as a part of the hormone replacement therapy, works by maintaining the estrogen levels in the body, thereby relieving the symptoms occurring after menopause.

Common side effects

Nausea, Altered menstrual cycle, Blood clot in the blood vessels, Breast discomfort, Cholestatic jaundice, Dizziness, Fluid retention, Headache, Increased blood pressure, Vomiting


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)